Trump extends sanctions against Belarusian authorities
U.S. President Donald Trump has extended sanctions against the authorities of Belarus for one year, according to a press release of the White House.
U.S. Senate may pass bill "to punish Russia"
The United States Senate may pass a bill "to punish Russia" for meddling into the U.S. presidential election, according to CBS News.
Pentagon: U.S. officially supplies weapons for Syrian Kurds
U.S. Army began to supply weapons for the Kurdish militia whose fighters oppose ISIS in Syria. U.S. Army Major Adrian Rankin-Galloway said that as quoted by BBC.
U.S. Concerned By Detentions In Belarus, Urges Respect For Freedoms
The United States and the United Nations have voiced concern about what human rights groups say is the Belarusian government's biggest crackdown on protesters in years.
President: Ukraine-USA dialogue has a positive development
President Petro Poroshenko praised the development of cooperation of the Ukrainian authorities with new U.S. Administration. “Currently I am content with the course of establishment of our dialogue with new American Administration,” the Head of State noted at the operational meeting of the administrative board of the Armed Forces.
Ukrainian MP sends Trump’s administration anti-Russia sanctions lifting plan, - NYT
A week before Michael Flynn resigned as national security adviser, a sealed proposal was hand-delivered to his office, proposing a way for President Trump to lift sanctions against Russia. This was reported by the New York Times.
U.S. Senator John McCain: Flynn’s resignation raises further questions about the Trump administration’s intentions toward Russia
The resignation of National Security Advisor, Michael T. Flynn, raises even more questions about how the administration of President Donald Trump will cooperate with Russia, according to the head of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Republican Senator John McCain.
US representative to the OSCE: There is evidence that Russia prepared the Avdiivka offensive a week ahead of the attack
According to the reports of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission there is evidence that Russian forces were preparing a massive offensive the day before the situation escalated at Avdiivka. US representative to OSCE Kate Byrnes made a statement to this effect during the meeting of the Permanent Council in Vienna on the 9th of February.
Ukraine makes arrangements to buy coal from the US
According to the Minister of the Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine, Ihor Nasalyk, Ukrainian authorities are holding negations regarding the purchase of anthracite coal in the US, Korrespondent.net reported.
US refused to lift Crimea-related sanctions against Russia
The US does not intend to lift the sanctions against Russia with respect to the Crimea, White House representative Sean Spicer stated on Wednesday the 8th of February. “There are two sets of sanctions that we are dealing with. One is the ones with respect to Crimea. And I think that US Ambassador Haley has addressed that very forcefully at the UN, that until Russia leaves Crimea, those sanctions are a non-starter,” Spicer stated in response to journalists’ questions during a traditional press briefing.
Poroshenko to visit USA in near future
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that he soon will visit the United States. He said this during the general briefing with Prime Minister of Greece Alexis Tsipras.
Recent clashes in Ukrainian Avdiivka will check Trump’s ability to manage negotiations with the Kremlin
More than 10 civilians have been killed and dozens more wounded in some of the heaviest outburst of violence in Donbas in months that may provoke an early test of President Trump’s ability to manage negotiations with the Kremlin over the thorny conflict, Unian reported, according to The Washington Post.
'Signs of full support': Syrian opposition got armored vehicles from Washington
Syrian rebels claim new U.S. administration supplied them armored vehicles.
Gorbachev: Nuclear threat is real, Trump and Putin bear special responsibility
"Today the nuclear threat appears real again. The relations between the great powers went from bad to worse over the last years,” Gorbachev says
Trump’s team considers lifting Russian sanctions to defeat Islamic terrorism
The first conversation between the US and Russian presidents after the inauguration of Donald Trump is scheduled for this weekend.
Tension is growing: Mexico's president canceled a trip to Washington in light of border wall construction, Trump mentioned losses from NAFTA deal
President of Mexico Enrique Peña Nieto has canceled his trip to Washington, following US President Donald Trump’s order to begin construction on the border wall between the two countries.
Trump started to fulfil promises: U.S.-Mexico border wall to be built soon, reflecting on CIA secret detention program
U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday ordered construction of a U.S.-Mexican border wall and punishment for cities shielding illegal immigrants while mulling restoring a CIA secret detention program as he launched broad but divisive plans to reshape U.S. immigration and national security policy, according to Unian.
'We are not going to be a playcard and don't believe in gentleman's agreements': Ukraine insists on participation in US-Russia negotiations on Donbas conflict
Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine Olena Zerkal stressed that the country wants to be an actor, not a card being played
Poroshenko on cooperation between Ukraine and USA: There are no eternal friends or eternal enemies, only eternal interests
In the interview to The Wall Street Journal, President Petro Poroshenko expressed confidence in the continuation of the efficient cooperation between Ukraine and USA.
Results of Poroshenko`s negotiations with the U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden
President Petro Poroshenko expressed gratitude to the United States and personally to Vice President of the United States Joseph Biden for the constant and firm support of Ukraine in its struggle for independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity in today`s meeting concerning further development of Ukraine-USA strategic partnership.
Poroshenko: Ukraine will never return to the stall of the Russian empire
“Ukraine will not return under Russian influence anymore, because the authorities and people work to build a new state,” President Petro Poroshenko noted in the press statement following the negotiations with U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden.
'Things that may be first to explode': Joe Biden shares his experience with Pence regarding Ukraine
Acting Vice-President praised his successor in office.
CIA chief Mike Pompeo concluded Russia has occupied Ukraine
Rep. Mike Pompeo, U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's choice to lead the CIA, acknowledged before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on Thursday that Russia has invaded Ukraine, listing Vladimir Putin's state as one of the leading threats to the United States, according to USA Today, reported Unian.
‘Assault Rifle M16 - a reliable and accurate tool of war’: Ukraine`s incentive to adopt NATO fire arms
Assault rifle M16, which will be produced in Ukraine at enterprises of the SC “UkrOboronProm” – in cooperation with American company “Aeroscraft” – is a modern weapon that unites a long production experience and combat use.
Trump vowed to build up the biggest US navy fleet to neutralize threats from Russia and China
Military offer, inter alia, to acquire another aircraft carrier.
CIA Director John Brennan: Putin tends to flex muscles and rebuked Russia of 'scorched earth policy' in Syria
CIA Director John Brennan accused Russia of having a “scorched earth policy” in Syria, which had led to the death of thousands of civilians.
Ukraine to produce the main American infantry weapon by NATO standards - M16 rifle characteristics
M16 and its variants remain one of the main American infantry weapons.
The 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Ukraine and USA: The United States remain a reliable and strategic partner of Ukraine
“Since the recognition of the independence of Ukraine, the United States have remained a reliable and strategic partner of Ukraine at bilateral level and within the international organizations" Poroshenko sain on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Ukraine and USA.
Kissinger assures Trump to recognize Crimea as Russian territory in order to strengthen global stability – Bild
The U.S. president-elect is reportedly seeking abolition of anti-Russian sanctions on the "Kissinger's recommendation"
'Carnage in the UN': Russian envoy Vitaly Churkin called Samantha Power "Mother Teresa", while U.S. counterpart named the liberation of Aleppo the 'modern evil'
US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power attacked Russia, Iran and Damascus for alleged "carnage" in Aleppo equating the countries' efforts to liberate the city to the Rwandan genocide. Russian envoy Vitaly Churkin's asked Power to stop pretending to be "Mother Teresa" and remember the role the US played in the Syrian crisis.
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